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Who Should I Draft?

Richard Rodriguez or Matt Barnes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 80# 89
Best Rank# 39# 58
Worst Rank# 161# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 206# 221
Best Rank# 192# 202
Worst Rank# 254# 234
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7284
Wins34
Saves1922
ERA3.813.86
WHIP1.191.31
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100# 108
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 116
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 95
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 108# 109
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 91
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 82# 84
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 94
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 69# 103
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 98
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 62# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 59# 105
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 78# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 55# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 77# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 75
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 85# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 84
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 84
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 89# 86
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 90# 89
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 90# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 90
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 101# 96
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 103# 67
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 104# 93
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 104# 103
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 105# 74
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 115# 104
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 125
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2424
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched23.223.2
   
Wins31
   
Losses23
   
Saves49
   
Blown Saves14
   
Holds24
   
Hits Allowed1518
   
Earned Runs711
   
Home Runs Allowed34
   
Strikeouts3431
   
Walks514
   
ERA2.704.30
   
WHIP0.861.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6463
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched63.661.6
   
Wins34
   
Losses43
   
Saves1922
   
Blown Saves810
   
Holds512
   
Hits Allowed5751
   
Earned Runs2726
   
Home Runs Allowed108
   
Strikeouts7284
   
Walks1930
   
ERA3.813.86
   
WHIP1.191.31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Richard Rodriguez
RP - ATL
Richard Rodriguez
Matt Barnes
RP - BOS
Matt Barnes
News 
 RHP Richard Rodriguez is on the move to Atlanta, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Jul 30th
Matt Barnes is expected to rejoin the Red Sox this weekend during their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 13th
 Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are in talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 27th
Red Sox closer Matt Barnes, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, is expected to make two rehab outings at Triple-A Worcester this week. His first appearance will come on Sunday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
 Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Oakland Athletics are prioritizing a bullpen upgrade and have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 26th
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 Richard Rodriguez converted his 14th save of the season Friday against the Giants, but allowed one run on one hit and one walk. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 24th
Matt Barnes went 0.1 innings, allowed four hits and two earned runs as he blew the save on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Aug 24th
 Richard Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss and blew the save Sunday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 18th
Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is “going to get a couple of days off.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 11th
Notes 
 So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Barnes may begin the year as the closer, but it's hardly a guarantee that he'll keep the role. His walk rate has been above 13% for each of the last two seasons, and his WHIP is 1.38 over that span. Adam Ottavino, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Hirokazu Sawamura are in play to take over for Barnes if he struggles. For now, consider Barnes on the very tail end of draftable relievers in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Red Sox manager Alex Cora wants to name a closer this year. The last time he managed was in 2019 when Boston infamously used a closer-by-committee approach. It was a disaster. Barnes' 2020 could also be viewed as a disaster, though, so why should fantasy managers be willing to buy back in this year? Like many players, Barnes talked about how it was tough to build up for the shortened season. He then finished the year on a roll, securing 9-of-12 save chances with a 3.38 ERA after Brandon Workman was traded. Barnes is underrated in terms of K/9, and he struggles with control at times, but he's the favorite to lead the Red Sox in saves this season.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros